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The McCracken County Mustangs used the ground game to exploit Muhlenberg County in a 44-0 rout to end the season on a 5-game winning streak.

The Mustangs scored six different rushing touchdowns with six different players getting into the end zone. The only passing touchdown for McCracken County was the very first score of the game as Elijah Wheat found Tymar Halliburton on a run-pass option for a 45 yard touchdown to make it 8-0 McCracken County with 5:52 in the opening quarter.

With just seconds left in the opening quarter, senior tailback Kiael Waldon scampered 8 yards into the end zone to make it 15-0.
Midway through the 2nd quarter, sophomore running back Hunter Bradley took his turn scoring a touchdown, this time from 34 yards out to make it 22-0 McCracken County with 7:56 left in the 2nd quarter. Just 40 seconds later, McCracken County’s Alex Miezio scored from 23 yards out to make it 29-0.

Then with 2:50 left in the 1st half, Zander Hamby cashed a 35-yard run for a touchdown to make it 36-0 to start the running clock.

Then late in the 4th quarter, McCracken County spent an entire drive handing it off to freshman running back Isaiah Keys. An 8-play, 68 yard drive ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by Keys to make it 44-0.

The Mustangs finish the regular season with a 7-3 record going into their bye week next week. McCracken County opens the Class 6A Playoffs in two weeks by hosting Jeffersontown at 7pm at Marquette Stadium.


Paducah Tilghman scored early and often to get the 49-0 win over Fort Campbell in Tornado Alley Friday night.

 

Senior tailback Makel Askew started the scoring off early with a 5-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 Tilghman early in the 1st quarter.

On Tilghman’s next possession, Malachi Kirby scampered 53 yards to give Tilghman a 14-0 lead with 4:31 left in the 1st quarter. Then, just over a minute later, senior Colbe Crim received an option pass and took it 27 yards to make it 21-0 Tilghman.

Then just before the end of the quarter, Tilghman’s defense provided some offense as Amarion Patterson picked up a fumble and returned it 41 yards to make it 28-0. Then seconds later, Jayden Freeman returned a punt to the house as time expired in the 1st quarter to make it 36-0 Tilghman.

Paducah Tilghman finishes the regular season next Friday night against Christian County at 7pm at the Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville.



 A Tavis Brown 2-yard run early in the 2nd quarter cut the Owensboro lead to 14-6 early in the 2nd quarter, but the luck would run out there for Graves County as the Red Devils routed the Eagles 47-6 in Owensboro Friday night.

Graves County gave up 26 points in the 2nd quarter to give Owensboro a 40-6 halftime lead.

With the win, Owensboro clinched the number 1 seed in Class 5A District 1 while Graves County grabs the 2-seed. Graves County finishes their regular season next week with a road trip to Murray to take on Calloway County.




Friday Night's Scores

Apollo 50, Marshall County 7
Logan County 44, Calloway County 7
Fulton County 48, Fulton City 8
Hopkinsville 43, Hopkins County Central 0
Madisonville 15, Christian County 12
Mayfield 42, Webster County 0
McCracken County 44, Muhlenberg County 0
Murray 57, Ballard Memorial 13
Paducah Tilghman 49, Fort Campbell 0
Crittenden County 28, Russellville 12
Union County 28, Trigg County 0
Salem 42, Massac County 8
Here are Thursday night's regional tournament scores featuring local teams.

Boys Soccer

1st Region Championship
Calloway County 3, Marshall County 2

2nd Region Championship
Hopkinsville 2, Henderson County 0

Girls Soccer

2nd Region Championship
Henderson County 2, UHA 1

Volleyball

1st Region Championship
McCracken County 3, Graves County 0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-8)

2nd Region Championship
Henderson County 3, UHA 0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-19)

Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

St. Louis announced the agreement with the 37-year-old right-hander on Oct. 11. He has finished a $97.5 million, five-year contract that paid $19.5 million annually.

Under baseball's labor contract, his guaranteed salary could not be reduced by more than 20 percent if he remains on the roster continuously. That means he would have to be guaranteed at least $15.6 million.

His new deal contains a salary less than that figure, people familiar with the agreement told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized. The maximum-cut rule would not apply if he becomes a free agent following the World Series, and then agrees to the new deal with the Cardinals.

Wainwright was 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA in eight starts this year, sidelined by hamstring and elbow injuries. He pitched four times in September.

A three-time All-Star, Wainwright is fifth on the Cardinals' career list with 148 wins and second with 1,623 strikeouts. He was the closer for the Cardinals' World Series championship team in 2006.

St. Louis also won a title in 2011, but Wainwright did not pitch that year.

After landing players on two of the first three Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame positional preseason lists, the Kentucky men's basketball team landed not one but two players on Thursday's Karl Malone Award watch list.

Graduate transfer Reid Travis and sophomore PJ Washington are two of the 20 candidates for the Karl Malone Award, which is presented to the nation's top power forward at the end of the season.

Earlier in the week, Tyler Herro was tabbed to the early-season list for the Jerry West Award (best shooting guard) and Keldon Johnson made the Julius Erving Award (best small forward) watch list.

Named after Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone, a 14-time NBA All Star and 11-time All-NBA First Team player, this year's award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in April. Travis and Washington are looking to become the first Wildcats to win the award since its inception in 2015.

Previous winners of the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award include Deandre Ayton, Arizona (2018), Johnathan Motley, Baylor (2017), Georges Niang, Iowa State (2016) and Montrezl Harrell, Louisville (2015).

Including Travis and Washington, five players from the Southeastern Conference are on the preseason list.

The honors for Travis and Washington are the second preseason honors in as many days. On Wednesday, Travis was picked by the media to the preseason All-SEC First Team and Washington made the preseason All-SEC Second Team. (LINK NEEDED)

Both have the college credentials to back up the early-season accolades.

Washington, a 6-foot-8 forward, returns to Kentucky as its leading scorer (10.8 points per game) and rebounder (5.7 boards per game). He appeared in 37 games for the Wildcats in 2017-18, starting 30 of them. Washington scored in double figures in 11 of the final 12 games of the season, averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 57.6 percent from the floor, including a double-double vs. Kansas State in the Sweet 16 (18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in addition to a career-high-tying three steals).

The Dallas native averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in in the four-game exhibition tour in the Bahamas. He shot 51.4 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from long range and scored in double figures in all four games against professional teams.

Travis, a 6-8, 238-pound forward, will begin his Kentucky career highly decorated. A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, Travis left Stanford as one of just three players in school history to record at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in less than 100 games played. Last season, he averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, both ranked third in the league. He scored in double figures in all but one of his 35 games played.

In the Bahamas, against four professional teams, Travis averaged 10.9 points and a team-high 10.3 rebounds in four wins. His best game was against Team Toronto, when he recorded 19 points and 15 rebounds. He also grabbed 14 boards against the Bahamas National Team.

By mid-February, the watch list for the Karl Malone Award will be trimmed to 10 players. Five finalists will be revealed in March with the winner being announced during the annual ESPN College Basketball Awards show on April 12. 

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Allen has been named one of the 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy which is presented to the college football defensive IMPACT player of the year. IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity. The announcement was made today by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation in Newport Beach, California.

In six games, Allen, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound linebacker from Montclair, New Jersey, has totaled 37 tackles and currently leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks 10th nationally in tackles for losses with 10.5. He also is among the nation's leaders in sacks with six. His 20.5 career sacks ranks third on the UK's career list.

 Allen has earned first-team midseason All-America honors from the Associated Press, ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports and The Athletic, and been named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week three times. His most recent Player of the Week award came after recording eight tackles, four tackles for loss (-19), including a career-best three quarterback sacks (-17), one fumble caused and one quarterback hurry in the win over South Carolina.

He is also on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation's top defensive player and the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's top linebacker.

Voting for the winner and finalists of the Lott IMPACT Trophy will take place in November and the 15th annual awards banquet will be held Dec. 9 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.